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Senate opts for big education funding boost

...schools the best in the nation, we realized the way we fund education in our state needs to be reevaluated," Senate Finance co-chair Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said in a press release.The announcement didn't elicit cheers from across the aisle...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-18/senate-opts-big-education-funding-boost
Local
Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain track teams in dual meet

...Triple & Long Jump followed by girls12:45 - Boys and Girls combined 4 x 200 Relay1:00 - Boys Shot put followed by girls1:00 - Co-ed 1600 run1:15 - Boys 110 Hurdles1:30 - Girls 100 Hurdles1:40 - Boys 100m dash1:50 - Girls 100m dash2:00 - Boys 400m...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-18/juneau-douglas-and-thunder-mountain-tr
Sports
Suspect's interview played in Kodiak murder trial

ANCHORAGE - The Coast Guard civilian charged with killing two co-workers at a Kodiak communications station told an FBI agent he was late getting to work the day of the deaths because he returned...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/suspects-interview-played-kodiak-murder
State
Senators weighing education options

...of the last major bills to come together in the Senate this session could be the education package.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Kevin Meyer says members are trying to figure out what they want in their version of HB278. Meyer has charts in his office...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/senators-weighing-education-options
State | AK legislature
Alaska pot supporters make deal with opponents

...substance abuse.Alaska voters will decide during the Aug. 19 primary whether the state should become the third, behind Colorado and Washington, to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Proponents turned in more than 46,000 signatures - about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-17/alaska-pot-supporters-make-deal-opponen
State | AK legislature
Five Good Reads for Earth Day

...spans the continent from Manitoba to the Gulf of Mexico. Leopold's "The Green Lagoons" remains a requiem for the lush Colorado River Delta, which is hard-pan and desert now, a casualty of the US Bureau of Reclamation Dams, but in 1922 it was fat...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-17/five-good-reads-earth-day
Art
Today in sports history

...5-on-3 overtime tally in the playoffs since at least 1933.2010 - Ubaldo Jimenez pitches the first no-hitter in the Colorado Rockies' 18-year history, dominating the Atlanta Braves in a 4-0 victory.2011 - Memphis earns the first playoff victory...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-17/today-sports-history
Sports
Small Time

Opens Friday, Apr 18, 2014 Synopsis: Joel Surnow, co-creator of the Fox hit 24, makes the leap to features as writer and director of this drama centering on a teenager (Devon Bostick) who decides to skip college and become a used-car salesman like his divorced father (Christopher Meloni). Dean Norris, Bridget Moynahan, and Xander Berkeley co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Dean Norris, Christopher Meloni, Devon Bostick Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Lucy

Opens Friday, Aug 8, 2014 Synopsis: Morgan Freeman and Scarlett Johansson headline this EuropaCorp/TF1 Films co-production directed by Luc Besson, and released by Universal Pictures. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Fifty Shades of Grey

Opens Friday, Feb 13, 2015 Synopsis: E.L. James' kinky best-seller gets the big screen treatment with this Universal Pictures/Focus Features co-production. The steamy tale details a masochistic relationship between a college student and a businessman, whose desires for extreme intimacy pen from secrets in his past. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Luke Grimes, Jennifer Ehle, Marcia Gay Harden, Max Martini, Eloise Mumford, Dylan Neal, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Callum Keith Rennie Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

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